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The Medical Cannabis Clinics’ specialists are the most experienced and respected group of practitioners working with medical cannabis in the UK & Jersey today, including leading experts across Pain, Neurology and Psychiatry. All Paediatric appointments are referred to partner doctors.
Dr. Elizabeth Iveson expertise includes all aspects of Stroke and Neurological rehabilitation including Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Rehabilitation and the Management of post stroke and TIA complications such as fatigue, spasticity, continence, depression and pain.
Dr. Anup Mathew is a psychiatrist with an extensive background in medical education, mental health law and experience in alcohol and substance misuse.
Dr Mathew is a Consultant Psychiatrist for an Adult Male Rehabilitation and High Dependency Inpatient Unit within a private hospital. He is also a Community Psychiatrist in the NHS providing psychiatric support to a multi-disciplinary Primary Care Mental Health Service across East and North Kent. He completed his core training in The Royal London and Barts training scheme, his higher training in The South London and Maudsley training scheme and received his CCT in Adult and Rehabilitation Psychiatry. During both his core and higher training, Dr Mathew was a finalist for a National award by Royal College of Psychiatrists.
“My focus has always been on trying to improve the outcomes of people with mental illness.Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to have worked in a wide range of sub-specialities within mental health.This has allowed me to develop expertise in treating complex and enduring mental health conditions such as, ADHD, OCD, Emotional Dysregulation, Anxiety, Insomnia and Depression. I’m honoured to be part of the UK’s leading and most respected Medical Cannabis Clinic, working alongside a dedicated and highly skilled multidisciplinary team.”
Dr Mathew has extensive knowledge of mental health legislation having completed an MA in Medical Ethics and Law. He was appointed by the Ministry of Justice as a Medical Member of the First-tier Tribunal in the Social Entitlement Chamber which heard appeals relating to mental health related benefit decisions made by central and local government. Dr Mathew also has a special interest in PTSD and Military Psychiatry having completed an MSc in War and Psychiatry and trained with the Royal Marines Reserve.
Dr Mathew was awarded Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy following his involvement in medical education. He is a University Lecturer and was an examiner for final year medical students. He was also a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists MRCPsych Clinical Topics Panel which managed the construction of Membership examination questions. Dr Mathew is involved in research and he has published papers in international peer-reviewed journals and delivered international presentations.
As a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Addictions Faculty, Dr Mathew has qualifications and expertise in the management of alcohol and drug misuse, particularly with co-morbid mental health problems. His extensive knowledge extends to all aspects of addiction including individual brain mechanisms, behaviour and its overall effect on the family. Due to his expertise, Dr Mathew is a Medical Examiner and Health Examiner for the General Medical Council. He is tasked by the Fitness to Practice Directorate to perform an examination of a doctor’s physical and mental health when the GMC receives concerns about the doctor.
Dr Mathew holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy and he is also a qualified Medical Hypnotherapist. He incorporates a holistic approach in treatment that considers how biological, psychological and social factors impact on a person’s life and recovery journey. His work ethic has always been focused on trying to improve the outcomes of people with mental illness.
“A huge thank you for everything you’ve done for me. Having access to my medicine has made a huge improvement on my quality of life and I’ve started to develop new healthy patterns in the gaps that would usually be filled with anxiety and paranoia.” – CJM
As a Consultant Psychiatrist with TMCC, Dr Luisa Searle, MBChB and MRCPsych, has over ten years of experience in working with patients from many different backgrounds.
Dr Searle specialises in General Adult Psychiatry, with accreditation in Substance Misuse. She’s also received a Psychiatric Training and Professional Qualification from The Maudsley Hospital NHS Trust, as well as obtaining her Medical Degree from The University of Manchester.
“I am a member of the Royal college of Psychiatry with over ten years’ experience working with an ethno-culturally diverse population from differing social and economic backgrounds. During my training I have worked in a number of different fields that have equipped me of the challenges of modern Psychiatry. I have a particular interest and have experience in assessment and management of specialist psychiatric populations such as Substance Misuse, Perinatal substance misuse, General Adult Psychiatry: particularly Mood and Anxiety disorders and believe in understanding the person as a whole, holistic being to provide the best possible outcomes for my patients.”
Dr Searle’s career skill highlights include the management of drug and alcohol addictions in complex patient populations, the management of mood and anxiety disorders, collaborative working and cultural sensitivity.
The Medical Cannabis Clinics is directly regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the official regulator of health and adult social care in England, ensuring safe, effective, compassionate care.